Seahawks Take on Patriots In Super Bowl XLIX: Why You Should Be Crazy Excited To Watch!
By Zach Seemayer
On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks beat the Green Bay Packers 28-22 after an amazing, historic comeback that saw the Seahawks down 19-7 in the final quarter before benefiting from a slew of seemingly impossible strokes of luck and talent.
The victory Sunday night was Seattle's second conference championship win in a row – which gives Seattle the chance to become Super Bowl champions again after their 43-8 win against the Denver Broncos last year.
Meanwhile, the New England Patriots trounced the Indianapolis Colts in one of the most devastating blowouts in AFC Championship history. The Patriots dominated the Colts in almost
every quarter, finally winning 45-7.
This will be the eighth time the Patriots will play in the big game, tying the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys for most Super Bowl appearances.
The Seahawks will off against the Patriots at Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1, 2015, and it's going to be an amazing game -- and here are reasons you should be excited to watch, whether you care about football or not.
Reasons To Watch If You Love Football
1. Battle of the Titans: In 1999, the Patriots fired Pete Carroll and they brought on Bill Belichick. Now, Carroll is head coach of the Seahawks and is going to be going head to head against Belichick in an epic showdown. Carroll is the first coach since 2005 to lead his team to two consecutive Super Bowls. The last coach to do so was Belichick when he lead the Patriots to the Super Bowl in 2004 and 2005. This is so spectacularly perfect that if you saw it in a movie you'd say it was lazy, overly convenient screenwriting.
2. Watching QB History – If Russell Wilson leads the Seahawks to victory, he will be the first quarterback to ever secure two Super Bowl wins in three years. However, this will be Tom Brady's sixth Super Bowl start – more than any other quarterback ever – and if he wins it will make him one of only three quarterbacks to have won four times – along with Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana. Whatever happens, history will be made.
3. Because It's The Super Bowl, and Everyone Watches – What are you going to do? Not watch? Honestly, that doesn't even make sense. Odds are, even if you hate the Seahawks and the Patriots you won't be able to avoid the game. Over the last decade, the game has had an average viewership of 101.5 million people. That's roughly 31% of the total population of the country.
Reasons To Watch Even If You Don't Care About Football
1. The Commercials – Every year, some of the funniest, most heart-warming, insane commercials air during the Super Bowl. Companies spend upwards of $4 million on a single 30-second spot, so they usually make sure those spots are memorable. Even if you've only got a fleeting knowledge of what this so-called "feet ball" thing is, just tough it out and stick around for the commercial breaks.
2. The Halftime Show – This year, Katy Perry is going to be rocking the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. She recently teased her performance to ET, saying, "I have some special guests, I have many costumes, I have different worlds that I'm creating and I would say that my entrance and my exit are very unique." She's creating different worlds! How are you not going to watch that?! And what special guests is she referring to? Well, we know that at least one of them will be Lenny Kravitz!
Katy isn't the only musical guest worth watching! Frozen's Idina Menzel is set to sing the national anthem, while John Legend will perform "America the Beautiful!"
3. The Twitter Commentary – Every year, all the funniest, snarkiest people take to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to comment on the Super Bowl and to rip apart every play, every commercial and every weird crowd shot the cameras choose to air. Last year, 24.9 million tweets were sent about the game just during the telecast alone. It's worth watching and reading social commentary at the same time just for the laughs.
4. Peer Pressure – As mentioned before, the game has an average viewership of 101.5 million people, or around 31% of the country's population. You don't want to be left out, right? All the cool kids are doin' it. You don't want to be confused and embarrassed come Monday morning when you can't participate in any workplace conversation, do you?
So, whether or not you’re a diehard football fan, or you've only just heard of the game because you much prefer your elite sport events like horseback water polo and doubles' badminton (or whatever rich Monarchs play – Chess, maybe? Competitive goose hunting?), there are a ton of great reasons to watch the big game this year.